Today marks the beginning of the three day extravaganza that is the MLB Draft. For those of you wondering, today the Cubs have the 31st, 79th, and 109th picks. The draft is scheduled to get under way at 5 PM CST with the Washington Nationals on the clock. The first two picks are expected to be SDSU RHP Stephen Strasburg and UNC 1B/OF Dustin Ackley. After that...it's anyone's guess what will happen.
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Current rumors have the Cubs keyed on a handful of players with their first pick: Notre Dame OF AJ Pollock, Cal OF Brett Jackson, Indiana RHP Eric Arnett, Oklahoma State LHP Andy Oliver, LSU OF Jared Mitchell, KS HS RHP Garrett Gould, and MO HS RHP Jacob Turner.
However, the latest reports from the draft are saying that a number of the top high school prospects have dramatically increased their price tags. We could see a lot of really interesting names fall to the Cubs if teams decide to back off of guys like Tyler Matzek and Matt Purke.
So, use this thread to discuss the draft! This should be a fun couple of days.